Genesis Genesis 1983 Review by Time_Signature

7.9
Non-Prog Pop
This is, in my book at least, the first really poppy album from Genesis, "Duke" being generally proggish and "Abacab" being in many ways too minimalistically weird to be considered pop proper. "Genesis" contains a lot of tunes that don't appeal much to me, which doesn't mean that they are objectively bad tunes of course. There are, nonetheless, four really great tunes on this one, "Mama" with its dark athmosphere and slow build-up being the most iconic one. While not super comple, "Home by the Sea - Second Home by the Sea" is nonetheless a long tune, which contains lots of interesting musical elements, really weird lyrics and quite catchy vocals. Lastly, there's the forgotten gem "Silver Rainbow" which is almost fairy-tale-like musically. I'd say these four songs are worth buying the whole album for.
Mama 6:46
10.0
Prog-Related
That's All 4:22
7.5
Non-Prog
Home by the Sea 4:46
10.0
Prog Rock
Second Home by the Sea 6:22
10.0
Prog Rock
Illegal Alien 5:12
7.0
Non-Prog
Taking It All Too Hard 3:54
5.0
Non-Prog
Just a Job to Do 4:44
7.5
Non-Prog
Silver Rainbow 4:27
10.0
Prog
It's Gonna Get Better 5:00
6.0
Non-Prog
Comment by atticthought 10 years ago
8.2
Prog Album Oriented Rock
Underappreciated follow up to Abacab, Solid 80's Genesis sound.